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What Did This Mosque Sound Like More Than a Thousand Years Ago? - Atlas Obscura
Archaeo acoustics. Brilliant. Extensions have messed up the space a little vs how it was originally configured. Less easy to hear everywhere.
acoustics  science  history  notnews 
yesterday by traggett
Artificial intelligence and machine learning for executives | McKinsey
Some early pointers to using AI in business. Worth a second read.
AI  business  science  management 
5 weeks ago by traggett
Preserving microbial diversity | Science
And the same: need diversity in the gut flora.
notnews  health  science 
5 weeks ago by traggett
Bizarre Particles Keep Flying Out of Antarctica's Ice, and They Might Shatter Modern Physics
What's going on? No-one has a clue, really. Just we shouldn't be observing particles coming up.
science  physics  standard  model 
6 weeks ago by traggett
Ignaz Semmelweis had blood on his hands – Seth Godin – Medium
Wow. Working out what was going on through one lucky break.
science  medicine 
july 2018 by traggett
Birds see magnetic fields
Or do they? Fascinating research.
april 2018 by traggett
Longevity FAQ — Laura Deming
All things that seem to be contributing to long life.
science  ageing 
march 2018 by traggett
Chinese project offers a brighter farming future
10% productivity increase, 15% less fertiliser. Neat.
agriculture  farming  science 
march 2018 by traggett
Mindfulness = relaxation
So possibly good to have a framework to relax if you can't otherwise. But otherwise just bunk.
science  medicine  meditation 
february 2018 by traggett
The end of filings?
Amazing if true: an Alzheimer's drug added to a collagen substrate helps teeth regrow substantial amounts of collagen.
teeth  science  dentistry 
february 2018 by traggett
Placebo interventions for all clinical conditions. - PubMed - NCBI
We did not find that placebo interventions have important clinical effects in general. However, in certain settings placebo interventions can influence patient-reported outcomes, especially pain and nausea, though it is difficult to distinguish patient-reported effects of placebo from biased reporting. The effect on pain varied, even among trials with low risk of bias, from negligible to clinically important. Variations in the effect of placebo were partly explained by variations in how trials were conducted and how patients were informed.
science  medicine  placebo 
february 2018 by traggett
Placebos don't work - just regression to the mean
But what about the nocebo effect et al?

But a Cochrane is usually a good sign that the work is real.

Issue is that most people just would have got better.
medicine  science  placebo 
february 2018 by traggett
Is plastic good or bad? The surprising benefits of the world's most wasteful material — Quartz
Plastic is the symptom. Our centralized food system is the disease. To get rid of plastic would quite literally be to change the world—and that is what we should be fighting for. A world in which we phase out plastic, yes. But first, a push to change how we source food (like buying more at local gardens and farmers markets), and a push to make retailers change their food sourcing practices, including supporting permaculture organizations and training.
future  science  plastic  food 
january 2018 by traggett
Deep learning sharpens views of cells and genes
Age, blood pressure, smoking status from a single picture.
machine  Learning  image  health  science 
january 2018 by traggett
Sonic Tonic - Motherboard
So maybe nature sounds do help. The fuzzy sound and tell people what it is experiment is intriguing.
nature  science  sleep  sounds  mood 
january 2018 by traggett
Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows | World news | The Guardian
Dear lord, do we need more.

Fascinating that slowing down seems to have more of an effect than speeding up. I guess everything is happy how it is and crashing into itself causes more grief.
earthquake  science  earth 
november 2017 by traggett
Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation | Cosmos
Sounds like we are not living in a simulation. But what if it was good enough?
computing  physics  science 
october 2017 by traggett
Bitcoin's Academic Pedigree - ACM Queue
Great article on the history of bitcoin and what the leaps of genius were in putting it all together. Again, scientists should collaborate more.
blockchain  crypto  history  science 
september 2017 by traggett
How We Save Face--Researchers Crack the Brain's Facial-Recognition Code - Scientific American
205 locations to work out faces. I wonder if the neural networks have worked out the same process or a totally different one.
brain  science  vision 
august 2017 by traggett
Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House | Vanity Fair
Very sad to understand a little about what the DoE does and how important it is and how many extraordinary things it will cease to do.
energy  politics  science  trumpxit 
august 2017 by traggett
How to write a paper
Has a good piece on essentially SCIR in the introduction.
writing  science  management 
may 2017 by traggett
Front Matter · The Practice of Reproducible Research
How to do computational research in a reproducible manner.
research  science  management 
may 2017 by traggett
Whose self does the self-flushing toilet flush?
How are Japanese washrooms vs US ones?

If we can't do this why do we think we can do cars?
business  philosophy  science  innovation 
february 2017 by traggett
The Non-Expert Problem and Climate Change Science
We have to take a look at the success of experts. Reframing is really hard.
trump  climate  science 
december 2016 by traggett
Johnson & Johnson to pay $72m in case linking baby powder to ovarian cancer
Jury in Missouri orders pharmaceutical company to pay damages to family of deceased woman who claimed talcum powder caused her cancer
science  cancer 
february 2016 by traggett
The Muscular Dystrophy Patient and Olympic Medalist with the Same Genetic Disorder - ProPublica
How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.
january 2016 by traggett
Sex Pests | George Monbiot
Abortion rates are lower in countries and states that legalise, regulate and tax abortion. Incidence is higher in states that ban it. So don't ban it, if you care about life.
abortion  science 
january 2016 by traggett
Our Ancestors Didn't Sleep Like Us - This Is Why You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night -
Many people find themselves awake in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. This often causes them to worry about how tired they will be in the morning. However, worrying is worse than the actual waking. Waking up at about 2 to 3 in the morning is an old evolutionary trait that still …
sleep  science 
january 2016 by traggett
Sci-Hub: removing barriers in the way of science
The first pirate website in the world to open mass and public access to tens of millions research papers
science  papers  online 
january 2016 by traggett
What the government now says you should and shouldn’t eat
Controversy accompanies the government's diet advice.
diet  science 
january 2016 by traggett
How MSG Got A Bad Rap: Flawed Science And Xenophobia
As a college student in New York City, I marveled that the city let me eat poached eggs with halloumi cheese and Moroccan spiced pita for breakfast, a spicy-swe…
msg  science 
january 2016 by traggett
Greenland Is Melting Away
This river is one of a network of thousands at the front line of climate change.
infovis  science 
october 2015 by traggett
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